The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is an evidence-informed enrichment program developed by National Council on Aging (NCOA) that encourages adults to take steps to support happiness and longevity. AMP includes 10 topics, covered over a number of weekly sessions, that pairs information on physical health, financial health and life enrichment with action steps and activities.
To date, AMP has been hosted at more than 200 community sites across the country with 6,500 older adults participating.
By participating in this program, individuals increase their:
- Social connectedness
- Physical activity levels
- Healthy eating habits
- Use of advanced planning
- Better communication with health care providers
The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For each of these classes, we will provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards.
Aging Mastery Program Locations
Council on Aging offers the Aging Mastery Program for free at sites across southwestern Ohio. Ideal sites include senior housing, recreation centers, churches and community groups. If you are interested in hosting the Aging Mastery Program at your site or location, please contact Amy Leonhardt for additional information: 513-345-3367.